Unique, mind-bending, and sparkling with spiritual awareness, Niemiec's book carves new pathways to happiness, fulfillment and success. His masterful juxtaposing mindfulness and strengths is pure genius.
The soothing yet powerful meditation CD tucked in the back of this meaty mindfulness/strengths book is worth the price of his book! Talk about value added. I enjoyed them so much, I listened to all 8 meditations twice. Niemiec's warm, relaxing, and genuinely kind voice invites you to sit a spell. His humanism rings true. He is the real deal.
Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness?
Curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice?
Want to discover how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities or those of your clients? Look no further. The answers are in this elegantly delivered book.
From the very first page, you dive into an ocean of science, art, and practicality. You immediately begin to discover and expand your Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), even if these concepts are new to you. If you are a seasoned practitioner, you will be amazed at how many novel, innovative ideas are offered. From primer to established MBSP practitioner, this book gifts you with fascinating, specific tools to advance your learning
Whether you are a psychologist, educator, coach, or consultant, Niemiec's book is chock full of examples, stories, and quotes. Add to that 30 wonderful, immediately useful handouts and worksheets. These guidelines help you get started with or or advance your career. Best, this hands-on resource text is all heart.
What I enjoyed most? How it was laid out step-by-easy and doable-step. Impressively, it is noteworthy this is the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengths delineated in the VIA Institute classification developed by Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman and Christopher Peterson.
If you want to become more aware, flourish, and learn how to add a wisdom wallop to your best self life development, this is the book for you. If you are like me, you will immediately feel the benefits of even the briefest meditations. Masterfully written in an easy-to-understand style, "Fulfillment" is this book's middle name. YOUR fulfillment! Offered up in 8-easy-to-navigate sessions, each with a CD component, this book is extremely user friendly and fun.
I have used several of the 30 handouts with my positive psychology coaching clients, and the results have been terrific. You can tell Dr. Niemiec is an exert, humanistic educator, as his writing style is clear, concise and relevant.
Another joy, Niemiec's techniques can be adapted across many different populations. Personal, professional, business, or education, this book offers growth and development opportunities galore.
I loved the Character Strengths Q and A and the Website Resources pages at the end of the book. I xeroxed them. There is enough information there to develop tons of presentations or workshops.
This book is a rare treat and a mindfulness/strengths learner's dream. Amazingly versatile, it is a gem. And A+ MUST READ!
- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing; 1 edition (4 September 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0889373760
- ISBN-13: 978-0889373761
- Product Dimensions:: 17.8 x 1.8 x 25.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 662 g
- Customer reviews: 20 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 49,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)